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Nov 12

Ethnic Clash Claims Lives: Government’s Bias a Factor

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(URJII ONLINE) A border dispute-related clash between the Oromos and the Ogadenis in eastern Ethiopia has claimed seven lives from the side of the Oromos in the most recent clash between the two neighbouring ethic groups due to border dispute. The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) the statement (UA) below in …

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Oct 28

Ethiopia: Ethnic Oromos Arrested, Tortured and Killed by the State in Relentless Repression of Dissent

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(URJII ONLINE) Thousands of members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, are being ruthlessly targeted by the state based solely on their perceived opposition to the government, said Amnesty International in a new report released today. Below is a full text of the report issued, today, October 28, 2014, by Amnesty International based on …

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Oct 24

A Minor Convicted of Instigation Released from Jail

(URJII ONLINE) A minor of fourteen, who was condemned to four years in jail at an adult court in a western province of the Regional State of Oromia in Ethiopian, has unexpectedly been released from prison and reunited with his parents. Below is a full text of a statement by the Human Rights League of …

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Oct 16

Ethiopian Authorities Convict Another Journalist

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(CPJ, Nairobi, Oct. 15, 2014) An Ethiopian court on Monday convicted a journalist and magazine owner Temesghen Desalegn of alleged defamation case of 2012, according to news reports and local journalists. The Federal High Court in the capital, Addis Ababa, found Mr. Temesghen guilty of incitement, defamation, and false publication in connection with

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Oct 07

Unusual Experiences at Irrecha 2014 Back Home

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(URJII Reporter – Bishoftu, Oromia) This year’s Irrecha Holiday (Oromo Thanks-Giving) celebration at its grand site of Hora Arsadi in Bishoftu, central Oromia has witnessed some unusual experiences than before, according to URJII reporter. Thanks to the ever strengthening unity of the Oromo People in terms of Irrecha, the whole city of Bishoftu not only …

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Sep 16

Oromo Canadians Rally against Africa-Canadian Business Summit

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(URJII ONLINE) Oromo Canadians of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and nearby cities staged a demonstration yesterday in downtown Toronto in protest to the invitation and participation of Ethiopian delegation in the ongoing Africa-Canadian business summit. The main goal of the demonstration was to bring to the attentions of the Canadian Government,

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